The Interview
The Interview (2014)

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 25, 2014
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2015
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unfortunately overshadowed by controversy (and under-screened as a result), The Interview's screenplay offers middling laughs bolstered by its two likable leads.

Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

The suffocating level of redundancy on display kneecaps any legitimate chance the film had at embracing social satire.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Te best satire provokes and even outrages, and Rogen, Franco and Goldberg certainly succeed on that score.

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Andrew Jones

Hysterical, silly, big dumb fun that makes for a great night out with your friends.

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Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

The Interview is marked by a true naiveté about international perception and what can be gotten away with in the name of "all in good fun."

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Christy Lemire

This is what all the fuss was about?

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Todd VanDerWerff

Even the film's most ardent champions would likely concede that The Interview is a spectacularly weird film to end up at the center of a free speech brouhaha.

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Wesley Morris

What's wrong with The Interview is that it doesn't know how to be the singeing comedy it wants.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's stupid. It's in bad taste. It impossible. I know all that. But Rogen's instinct to try anything for giggles and sticking it to dictatorial assholes is worth fighting for. Screw Kim if he can't take a joke.

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Jason Bailey

It's funny and strange, with an admirably gonzo sensibility, and it approaches the job of mocking Kim with the appropriate degree of joy-buzzer delight.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
All on all a decent little comedy about a vainglorious celebrity hack getting the chance to interview a similarly vainglorious North Korean dictator. Filled… More
JY Skacto
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg conjure up the ring from Mordor with The Interview. Well, not really. Launching in at 105 minutes, the film's story manages… More
Jens S.
The great scandal movie mocking North Korea and its leaders (but also media and the US quite a bit, too) is actually rather harmless. Sure, there is plenty of… More
Gregory Dark
I had no interest in wanting to see this film. Yet the ruckus around the film angered me, so I went out of my way to watch it. And it was just as terrible as… More
Carlos Magalhães
What a bold move to poke the tiger and expect some sense of humor from a dictator - and, let's just face it, there was no way it wouldn't be… More
James Alvarez
This was the longest Lee Greenwood video I've ever seen.